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Ikeda N, Araki T, Dey N, Bose S, Shafique S, El-Baz A, Cuadrado Godia E, Anzidei M, Saba L, Suri JS

Automated and accurate carotid bulb detection, its verification and validation in low quality frozen frames and motion video.

Int Angiol. 2014 Dec;33(6):573-89, PMID: 24658129

Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) measurements during clinical trials need to have a fixed reference point (also called as bulb edge points) in the anatomy from which the cIMT can be measured. Identification of the bulb edge points in carotid ultrasound images faces the challenge to be detected automatically due to low image quality and variations in ultrasound images, motion artefacts, image acquisition protocols, position of the patient, and orientation of the linear probe with respect to bulb and ultrasound gain controls during acquisition.


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Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional IMIM - Parc de Salut Mar